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Getting back off watch to replace battery.
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martin57
Old 02-09-2007, 7:56 PM
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Default Getting back off watch to replace battery.

Hi there,

I have a few watches lying around that need replacement batteries but I really dont know how to get back off. I understand you can buy a watchmakers kit on ebay to do this, has anyone used one of them and if its any good to get back off watch,

thanks martin57
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Old 02-09-2007, 8:01 PM
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Many of them are pressed on, you can CAREFULLY use 2 stanly knives to prise the back off, if you need small watchmakers screwdrivers then you may find a local maplins helpful, they also stock the batteries
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Old 02-09-2007, 8:06 PM
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The better ones have screw backs and the cheaper ones just press on, so no special tools are required.
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Old 02-09-2007, 8:09 PM
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The backs of cheap watches can be harder to press back on than to get off in the first place.... We just kept pressing and cursing till it worked! It is worth it though, as you can get a lifetime supply of watch batteries in a pack at pound shops.
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Old 02-09-2007, 8:18 PM
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If you look carefully some watchbacks have a tiny gap under them which make it easier to lever them off, i use one of those tiny screwdriver sets to do it. Love those cards of batteries you can get for a pound!
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Old 02-09-2007, 10:01 PM
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I bought a watch back removing tool from this company a few years ago
http://www.watchbattery.co.uk/shop/W...shtml#AtTheTop
It works great!
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:06 PM
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I once managed to bend the back of a supposedly expensive watch with push-fit back, trying to replace the back. Having a look at that tool website - looks a good find, I need the press!
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Old 03-09-2007, 11:58 PM
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If it's a screw on back with the small indentations round the edge, a pair of long nose pliers will usually undo it.
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